Dr. Scott Shapiro graduated from Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital Residency Program. In addition, he completed his Medical Internship at Harvard Medical School’s Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Shapiro is both a psychopharmacologist as well as a diplomate in cognitive behavioral therapy from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
After completing his training, he worked for eight years as the Director of Psychiatry at St. Vincents Catholic Medical Center’s Infectious Disease Center. He believes that all people deserve quality mental health care and is the Founder and Director of the non-profit organization, MilestonesNYC, matching pro bono mental health providers to New Yorkers in need.
One of the unique aspects of Dr. Shapiro is that he is an expert in psychopharmacology, medical psychiatry, and cognitive behavioral therapy; thus, providing people with a comprehensive and thorough assessment and an individualized treatment plan that maximizes the individual’s strengths and talents. He uses the latest evidenced-based treatments in psychopharmacology and cognitive behavioral therapy.
In our work together, we will identify the distorted thoughts. It is very important that I listen and understand your story. Then, I will provide you with tools to identify and control the distorted thoughts so that you can move on with your lives and achieve your goals.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the gold standard treatment for psychotherapy. It is one of the few talk therapies that has been shown in thousands of studies to be effective for depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, and many other psychological issues.
HIS SPECIALTY/PRIMARY APPROACH
Dr. Shapiro specializes in helping people maximize their strengths and to achieve their goals in relationships, careers, and personal growth. He has worked for many years with people from various professions including medicine, finance, law, and education as well as people who take on many roles including parent, student, and professional. He understands the unique challenges that ADD/ADHD can create in the many realms of life.
In addition to being an expert in ADD/ADHD, he specializes in helping people who are challenged with Major Depression or Generalized Anxiety Disorder and who have not improved with previous treatments. Many people feel that they have not been understood in their other experiences. Dr. Shapiro engages people in a collaborative and personable dialogue to perform the assessment and to identify the primary patterns and challenges that are interfering in achieving what you want and feeling good.
Dr. Shapiro and you will work collaboratively to formulate an individualized game plan that will be most effective for you.
Often, his recommendations will include selected readings, monitoring improvement and progress, and including other professionals in order to maximize the benefits. He has found it greatly satisfying working with people to help them move forward in their lives.